London celebrations

London Pulse wins Elite Sport in the Community award

London Pulse may have its eyes set on the Vitality Netball Superleague Award – but received an early boost by winning a prestigious London Sport Award at the Guildhall on Monday night.

The netball club has been crowned the winner of the Elite Sport in the Community award, in association with the Mayor of London, for the work it undertakes to encourage visually impaired people to try the sport and be active.

And while their semi-professional side strives for high-level success, London Pulse’s common goal is also to provide netball for everyone – allowing visually and disabled people to enjoy the game too while ensuring that ‘they are always valued and feel part of it. of a community.

London Pulse beat the Saracens Foundation and the Charlton Athletic Community Trust to take the gong this week and Sam Bird, the club’s CEO, said: ‘It’s just amazing actually we’re really surprised and really weren’t expecting to gain anything.
“There are a lot of great people here tonight and we are so excited to win an award!

“It was a very good partnership [with Metro Blind Sport], we connected during the lockdown, we are really keen to engage with the whole community.

“Visually impaired netball is a first and we are delighted to be working together for the years and months to come.”

Over the past five years, the annual London Sport Awards, in association with the City of London Corporation, have become the largest celebration of physical activity and community and community sport in the city.

And this year’s flagship event once again recognized, celebrated and shed light on the stories of incredible individuals, groups and organizations for their outstanding work in the capital, helping Londoners of all ages and all. horizons to be physically active.

Martin Symcox, Metro Blind Sport and Senior Advisor for the Visually Impaired Netball Program, added: “I think it’s really important that groups and people with disabilities are recognized in terms of the activity they do and the partnership. between two organizations.

The London Sport Awards, in association with the City of London Corporation, spotlight unsung community heroes who help Londoners from all walks of life experience the benefits of physical activity and sport. To find out more about the awards and how London Sport aims to make London the most physically active city in the world, visit www.londonsport.org #MakeYourMark